‘Do Teachers Need to Be Available During Pre-Recorded Lessons?’ | Teachers’ Tips #15

It’s crucial that teachers are available during pre-recorded lessons, so that the session can be as interactive as possible. If they’re able to ask questions, and you give them answers, you’ll help embed the knowledge in their minds. Teachers’ Tips Series with Kevin McAlpin Teachers, teaching assistants and other educators have raised many concerns and […]

‘How Should PowerPoint Be Used in Virtual Classrooms?’ | Teachers’ Tips #14

When using PowerPoint presentations in online lessons, you need to reduce the number of slides, and the quantity of information provided on those slides. Again, interaction is king, so make sure they have less words and more images, so that they look fun and appealing. Teachers’ Tips Series with Kevin McAlpin Teachers, teaching assistants and […]

‘How Important Is It to Teach Live?’ | Teachers’ Tips #13

Of course, sometimes it’s impossible to do live lessons. However, you should strive to deliver live rather than pre-recorded wherever possible. This is since, again, the increased ability to ask questions and interact helps embed your pupils in their learning. Teachers’ Tips Series with Kevin McAlpin Teachers, teaching assistants and other educators have raised many […]

‘How Can Teachers Moderate Online Chats?’ | Teachers’ Tips #10

To make sure your online classroom doesn’t see its chat flooded with emojis and other misuse, it’s critical you set the ground rules early. You can also work with a teaching assistant, where possible. They can moderate chat while you deliver the lesson itself. Teachers’ Tips Series with Kevin McAlpin Teachers, teaching assistants and other […]

‘What Does Good Preparation Look Like for a Virtual Lesson?’ | Teachers’ Tips #8

Good preparation is even more critical in virtual settings. Prepare well for your online lessons by focusing on your setup. How does your audio sound and your video look? Also think about interactivity: how can we implement polls and other features to keep students fully engaged? Teachers’ Tips Series with Kevin McAlpin Teachers, teaching assistants […]

‘Should Teachers Work with Teaching Assistants Online?’ | Teachers’ Tips #6

Where possible, teachers should work with teaching assistants to take away some of the burdens virtual classroom technology puts on educators. Deliver the lesson while the teaching assistant manages the technology and chat, and helps you shape your class to meet different learning styles and needs. Teachers’ Tips Series with Kevin McAlpin Teachers, teaching assistants […]

‘How Can Teachers Make Online Lessons More Practical?’ | Teachers’ Tips #5

Spending a whole day staring at a screen is exhausting. Make your lessons more practical by splitting them into smaller parts, foregrounding collaboration between students in breakout rooms and introducing a physical element. Ask the schoolchildren to find something around the house or in their room to get them energised. Teachers’ Tips Series with Kevin […]